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The ultimate foundation thread!

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#Post 1 of 110 OFFLINE   Aprill



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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:36 AM

I realized that we don't have a thread like this, and its great to use this as reference for people that may see a member of similar skin tone and want to know what kind of foundation and color you use. So in this thread post:

1. Warm or cool shade?
2. Brands and shade of foundations
3. Brands and shade of concealers
4. Do you use primer? What brand?

post a pic of yourself to make this thread even better!

#Post 2 of 110 OFFLINE   venus in furs

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:38 PM

I have pale, yellow toned skin, i think i'm warm toned but i'm not quite sure? Its oily and quite acne prone. Bit of acne scarring which is nice!

Currently i alternate between foundations. I use:

Maybelline Pure Minerals liquid foundation in Nude.

Barbra Daly oil free foundation (make sold in Tescos supermarket) in Almond.

L'oreal True match in Light Ivory.

And Clinique Superfit in Bare.


Barbra Daly concealer in Medium

Maybelline Dream mousse concealer in Rose Beige.

And i use Boots No.7 primer which is reasonably good but goes hard fast if you don't put the lid on properly.

That's it!! Haha! The colours i use are not exactly my shade, need to be a bit more yellow but they do me just fine until i find my HG.

P.s. I dont know how to post a pic (rubbish at technology) but there is one on my page.

#Post 3 of 110 OFFLINE   tyari



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Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:29 AM

Great thread, Aprill!!! Thanks for starting it!

#Post 4 of 110 OFFLINE   reesesilverstar



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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:23 AM

Since it's sunny out, I'm tanning quick so right now these match/will match me:

I'm a warm shaded gal

Pur Minerals Deeper
Black Opal Bronze & Hazelnut stick
Revlon Colorstay Capuccino

I don't really use concealer, but I use Black Opal toast around my brows...

I use Neutrogena Oil free moisturizer that says it's a primer, lol. So I didn't buy an actual product for priming the skin.

In the cold months I get as light as:

MAC Studio Tech NC45
Black Opal Truly Topaz stick

#Post 5 of 110 OFFLINE   Lucy



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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:43 AM

great thread!

i don't know if i'm cool or warm.. i think i'll hazard a guess at warm??

i use revlon colour stay in buff, normal/dry formula. i use hair serum as primer lol, it works really well, or just moisturiser if i'm pushed for time. i apply it with a brush.

i also have been known to use barry m face creme in shade 01, lightest shade. i usually wear that if my skin is AWFUL because it has practically pan-stick coverage.

concealer- i use dr harnik's red vein concealer which is a little green corrector and beige concealer over the top. the beige is a bit dark for me so i mix it with the body shop concealer stick in the lightest shade. i just apply that with fingers. if i'm really tired i use a little l'oreal touche magique under my eyes.

all set with a little bit of mattifying powder and hey presto:

don't worry, be happy!

#Post 6 of 110 OFFLINE   magneticheart



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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:53 AM

1. Warm or cool shade?
I'd hazard a guess at cool but I don't know.
2. Brands and shade of foundations
Virgin Vie Powder foundation in Ivory (the lightest I think)
3. Brands and shade of concealers
No7 instant radience concealer in shade 2
4. Do you use primer? What brand?

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#Post 7 of 110 OFFLINE   tyari



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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:03 PM

1. Warm or cool shade?: cool - I've been told that I have blue undertones
2. Brands and shade of foundations: Revlon ColorStay oily skin formula in Mocha and Mahogany (my own special blend)
3. Brands and shade of concealers: I love several different MAC formulas: Select Cover-Up, Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, Select Moisture Cover and the Studio Stick Concealer
4. Do you use primer? What brand?: no, it breaks me out.

#Post 8 of 110 OFFLINE   lilmama



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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:41 PM

I'm a cool. Use Meow in Frisky Bengal and their undereye concealer in the same shade. Dry skin kept in good condition with Garden of Wisdom products.

#Post 9 of 110 OFFLINE   StereoXGirl



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Posted 08 April 2009 - 04:13 PM

1. Warm or cool shade?


2. Brands and shade of foundations

Cinema Secrets - 601-18
Estee Lauder Double Wear - Shell
Face Atelier - Porcelaine
Graftobian - Bombshell
L'Oreal True Match - N1
MAC - NW15
Make Up For Ever Face & Body - Ivory 20
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation- 110
Revlon Colorstay - Ivory
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty - Porcelain
Visiora - 010

3. Brands and shade of concealers

Revlon Colorstay - Ivory

4. Do you use primer? What brand?

Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum

#Post 10 of 110 OFFLINE   magosienne



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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:54 PM

Awesome ! Thanks Aprill !

1.Warm or cool shade ?

2. Brands and shade of foundation :

Lily Lolo Candy Cane
BE Fairly light
L'oréal accord parfait (true match?) ivory pink

3. Brands and shade of concealer :
Lily Lolo Blondie
L'oréal touche magique (the light one)

4. Do you use primer ? What brand ?
Makeup Forever HD primer (#1 green).

#Post 11 of 110 OFFLINE   FilleDeVanille



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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:53 PM

I'm cool/neutral - NW10.

Make Up Store Liquid Foundation in 'Milk' is a perfect match.

I don't use concealer or primer.

#Post 12 of 110 OFFLINE   jbinkley



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Posted 11 April 2009 - 02:24 PM

1. Warm or cool shade?
I'm a cool shade. Dark hair, pale blue eyes, and rosey cheeks.
2. Brands and shade of foundations?
I use Sheer Miracle's light cool foundation. Its a cool shade with pink undertones in the light range (description from website). I mostly use it since I like the feel of it. It just works well with my skin.
3. Brands and shade of concealers?
I don't usually use any concealer so I don't really have a good/strong opinion here.
4. Do you use primer? What brand?
Similar to the answer in question 3.

#Post 13 of 110 OFFLINE   brunettie



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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:39 PM

1) warm
2)estee lauder doublewear(try it theyll put some on you at the counter!)
3)mac studio finish concealer
4)usually i dont but one that works REALLY well is cliniques pore minimizer instant perfector.

id really appreciate if anyone knows theyre NARS lipsticks to checkout a question/thread i posted in the makeup cosmetics section. thanks!

#Post 14 of 110 OFFLINE   MusicNMakeup



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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:34 PM

I really like Smashbox High Definition foundation. I use medium M1.

It's lightweight coverage, but good. It does the job, for sure!

#Post 15 of 110 OFFLINE   Rotting Beauty

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:16 PM

1. Warm or cool shade?
Cool like the other side of the pillowww
2. Brands and shade of foundations
Revlon custom creations in 010 fair/light
3. Brands and shade of concealers
jane. no show concealer in a color I can't remember.
4. Do you use primer? What brand?
Just moisturizer :0
KWvb7-Rr_XIVinyl black stilettos and fake eyelashes. Blue eye shadow, everything perfectly matches.

#Post 16 of 110 OFFLINE   ClassicFilmBabe



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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:00 PM

My skin has a natural tan tint to it but it's not deep or anything. I tend to go toward the warmer tones.

Foundations: I just started using Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Nude (Light) and it's working very well. I was lucky in picking the right shade on the first try. It does give an airbrush finish (as best it can anyway)

Concealer: I've been using Almay Clear Complexion concealer in light/medium for a long time and I'm still happy with it.

Primer: I just started using Laura Geller Spackle Under Make-up Primer and it's been working well. It does appear to make my skin look smoother and the concealer stays on longer with it underneath.

#Post 17 of 110 OFFLINE   GillT



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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:58 PM

1. Warm or cool shade?
Warm but pale.

2. Brands and shade of foundations
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Alabaster
Lili Lolo Foundation in Porcelain
Benefit Play Stick in Jax

Those are the main ones although I don't use the Play Stick as much as I used to.

3. Brands and shade of concealers
Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick in Alabaster
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer in 01 for undereyes

4. Do you use primer? What brand?
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer although I only tend to use it under mineral foundation. I'm not 100% sure that it really helps.
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#Post 18 of 110 OFFLINE   Alice2009



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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:38 AM

Foundation of Medium M1 of Smash Box is really awesome i am using from months

#Post 19 of 110 OFFLINE   makeup>reality



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Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:40 AM

Neutral skin tone-Medium

Foundation shades:
Bare Escentuals in Medium Beige
Clinique Superfit in Shell
Dior Airflash in 300
Boots no. 7 in Light
Stila Illuminating Liquid in 50 watts
Cover Fx Mineral Fx in E20

Concealer shades:
NARS Cover Stick in Custard
Clinique All About Eyes in 02 Light Golden

No pix, sorry I may update with one later. HTH! Cool thread idea

#Post 20 of 110 OFFLINE   Cimorene



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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:19 PM

Okay newbie here but how do you know what undershade you are, and how do you know if you're cool or warm?